The Living Force
See what situation we have now in the country.Recently, I have not been paying much attention to what is going on in Poland. Usually, I am just scanning through news headers but last night something caught my eye.
On 1st November (Sunday and day off in Poland if midweek) two hundreds of retired generals and admirals of the Polish Army, police, border forces, firefighters, government security forces and secret services, wrote an open letter to voice their concerns and warn the Polish government and Poles that further escalation will lead to tragic and irreversible consequences.
The content of the whole letter in Polish is here.
This sounds quite normal at first but I could not help but see something else written between lines while I was reading this, and I thought I share my thoughts here.
First of all, I don't believe that all retired army officials become automatically inactive. Far from it, I think that some are still involved in many important tasks, especially that they are no longer bound by restrictions that they used to be while on duty. If we take into account that a currently serving general cannot say much without serious consequences but his/her retired predecessor can say pretty much anything, we could assume that it could have happened here - this letter's real sender could be the army, police, etc.
Secondly, the overall tone of this letter sounds very strange if you consider the above assumption. For example, they appeal to Polish uniformed services for acting lawfully remembering that they serve the nation and they are reminding them the text of the oath they all swear. It sounds quite normal in itself but they also appeal to the government to walk back the controversial legislation as per the will of the majority. Let me remind you here that we have no idea what the majority of Poles want as all we have are various polls. Add to this their warning with phrases and words like "tragic and irreversible consequences" or "bloodshed" and we could easily see that they are not joking when they say something in line:
Finally, it's difficult to predict the next move without knowing who is who on this chessboard but one could easily come to the conclusion that such a letter could be an explicit threat of the army takeover if the ruling elite continues with their agenda.
The open questions are:
1. Whose behind the retired uniformed officials? Ideally, they are acting on their own, seeing through the masterplan of evil forces and trying to stand up to them. But they may as well be conveying the message on behalf of somebody else.
2. Whose the real addressee of this threat? It's quite obvious these days that the ruling party takes orders from foreign embassies. Is the army trying to warn them that enough is enough?
3. Are these assumptions just pure fantasies? Maybe it's not worth wasting our time trying to read between lines in this case?
Police do not come to the usual interventions (to beat, steal), they write tickets for lack of masks or are on the riots to secure them; or see what is in healthcare, people start dying because of a lack of simple operations like for cut the appendix.
Well, I don't think that behind this mail are some wicked purposes. This is something that is clearly seen, that everything is going to the tragedy, and this mail is just the voice of the people who feel responsible for the situation in the country.
We will soon have some "military character" changes; let me say this like that. I wrote about those things on a few occasions in my previous posts on the forum. If you are interested, you can go to the history of my posts, and also at the same time read these discussions, including my posts, and you will find the information.